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Trunk Show

Dive right in: These suits will stand up to the surf -- and stand out in a sea of same-olds.


Swimmers: on your marks, get set -- go take a good look at your beloved old swim trunks. If last summer's tiny tears are on the verge of turning into full-fledged holes, it's time to restock. Whether you're a bona fide surfer dude heading to the waves or just a weekend wader, we've narrowed your search to five suits that are guaranteed to make a splash this season.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch's surfer shorts come with two front pockets -- great for sunblock or a locker key ($39.50).

  • For a splashier look, try Old Navy's flower-power board shorts ($16.50), available in an array of colors. Food on your clothes isn't necessarily the sign of a slob: Tommy Hilfiger's lobster-print trunks are some of the coolest we've seen ($45 at Lord & Taylor).

  • For a more classic look, try American Eagle Outfitters' two-tone version ($30) or Nautica's orange ones ($38.50 at Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and Nautica).

Abercrombie & Fitch, 199 Water St. (212-809-9000); American Eagle Outfitters, 89 South Street Seaport (212-571-5354); Nautica, 50 Rockefeller Plaza (212-664-9594); Old Navy, multiple locations.

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